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More than $18B spent on 'outdated and outlandish' projects, Coburn report says

Sen. Tom Coburn's report on government waste details spending on 100 government projects, programs and initiatives at a cost of $18 billion. The report also points to potentially systemic issues affecting federal management, such as the lack of strategic sourcing in federal acquisition and the General Services Administration's outdated contract schedules.

Tags: Tom Coburn , budget , wasteful spending , GSA schedules , strategic sourcing , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 06:18pm EDT

Task force recommends crackdown on CFC management

Working group suggests CFC managers codify a ban on expenses for meals, beverages and entertainment. The recommendations follow an inspector general report that questioned more than $700,000 in spending, including a jazz band and chair massages.

Tags: CFC , CFC-50 Commission , OPM , Keith Willingham , Shannon Hamm , Ana Urrechaga , Lew Lewis , oversight , management , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , conference spending , fraud , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , financial management , Shakeup at GSA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

Lieberman puts reorg authority on 'bucket list'

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has sponsored legislation to revive the fast-track authority requested by President Barack Obama. Other senators, however, want more details before signing off on the plan that, in part, would allow the President to merge overlapping business- and trade-related agencies.

Tags: GAO , duplication , Tom Coburn , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Patricia Dalton , Danny Werfel , USTR , Emily Kopp , Barack Obama , management , government reorganizatio , workforce

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:11pm EDT

Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Tags: management , OMB , HHS , DoJ , Treasury , Campaign to Cut Waste , Joseph Biden , fraud , abuse , Medicare , Medicaid , Kathleen Sebelius , Neal Wolin , James Cole , U.S. Mint , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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Department of Homeland Security

Richard Skinner
Inspector General
June 18, 2009

Tags: Richard Skinner , management , homeland security , Agency of the Month , IT , oversight , fraud , abuse

Saturday - 06/13/2009, 12:20pm EDT

House passes Defense acquisition reform bill

H.R. 5013 is aimed at waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: contracting , management , DoD , acquisition , fraud , abuse , Capitol Hill

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 06:47pm EDT

Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Iraq , Afghanistan , contracting , DoD , USAID , State , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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